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Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

Daughter of Civil War vet laid to rest

A remarkable daughter of Union County was laid to rest beside her father Saturday.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

Animal shelter at center of Peterson challenge to Sheriff Cathey

Sheriff faces challenge from Indian Trail candidate


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Shelter, SPCC plan Work Ready project

The Union County Community Shelter and South Piedmont Community College launched their Work Ready Partnership  in late September at the Community Shelter’s Jefferson Street facility.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Advance tickets available for Air Show

The 2014 Warriors and Warbirds Air Show will once again entertain crowds this year on Nov. 8 and 9 at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport. Advance purchase discount tickets are currently available online at  www.warbirdsovermonroe.com or in person at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport at 3900 Paul J. Helms Drive in Monroe.


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Oct. 18, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

Mavs stun Spartans for first win of 2014

Marvin Ridge's defense shut down Albert Funderburke and the offense had its way through the air in a 37-20 road win over Sun Valley. The Mavs, who entered the game with an 0-6 record, got a 355-yard passing effort from sophomore Austin Colonna, who completed three TD passes to sophomore Emeka Emezie.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

CATA's greedy defense records fourth shutout

Central Academy blanked West Stanly 39-0 on Friday, giving the Cougars four shutouts in eight games this season. CATA has already surpassed last year's win total. See the standings for the Southern Carolina and Rocky River conferences with three weeks to go.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 08:31 PM

Peppers playing against Panthers as a Packer

Former Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers is now a 6-foot-7, 287-pound outside linebacker wearing No. 56 for Green Bay. The 34-year-old Peppers, who has 120 career sacks, faces his old team on Sunday when Carolina visits Lambeau Field.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 09:25 PM

Piedmont picking up pieces after Massey's death

While they mourn, the administrators at Piedmont High have been scrambling to give the players a sense of continuity after head football coach Ron Massey was found unresponsive in his car in the parking lot of Planet Fitness in Monroe Saturday afternoon. Assistant Jamie Belk, described as Massey's "right hand man," has been promoted to interim head coach. The Panthers' home game against Anson has been moved to next Monday.


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Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:25 PM

The Adoptables

Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.

Sep. 13, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

The Adoptables

Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

The Adoptables

Fin is a sweet little girl who will swim into your heart.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Pencil brings out best in artist

Despite drawing ever since she was very young, Gina Rugito-Anderson recently chose to make it more than a hobby.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

The Adoptables

Sunny, named for his orange color and cheerful disposition, is soft, cuddly and ready for you to take him home.


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May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Marketing is theme of Entrepreneurs meeting

How do you like that frost on your car windows in the morning?


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.